BMW Motorrad takes three prestigious
MCN Awards including Manufacturer of the Year.
BMW S 1000 RR takes Sportsbike over 601cc and K 1600
GT wins Tourer of the Year.
BMW Motorrad has been named Motorcycle
News’ Manufacturer of the Year for 2011. In
addition, the K 1600 GT was awarded Tourer of the
Year and the S 1000 RR, which took two awards in 2010,
was named Best Sportsbike over 601cc.
Judged and presented by Motorcycle
News, the UK’s biggest-selling motorcycle publication,
the annual MCN Awards recognise technical innovations,
outstanding motorcycles and sales success within the
BMW Motorrad took the prestigious Manufacturer of
the Year Award, with the judges saying: “As
one of a handful of firms to show real growth in a
major downturn, BMW is obviously doing something right.
Perhaps it’s the way the firm continues to innovate
and advance motorcycling itself by setting new standards
of technology and design.”
The new six-cylinder K 1600 GT was
named MCN’s Tourer of the Year, which BMW Motorrad
also won in 2010 with the R 1200 RT. MCN said: “The
only real question was ‘K 1600 GT or K 1600
GTL?’ The GT stole the prize for its sharper
handling and lighter weight. The engine is silken
and strong, the range is good and comfort is exceptional.
It looks good, with loads of presence, and comes with
every electronic aid you could wish for, many as standard.”
In addition, the S 1000 RR was named
Best Sportsbike over 601cc. The judges said: “Others
have tried to meet the S 1000 RR’s standards
but they’ve only closed in without nudging ahead.
The engine is epic and the overall performance unbeatable.”
In 2010, the S 1000 RR was crowned MCN’s Machine
of the Year and Best Sportsbike over 751cc.
Adrian Roderick, BMW Motorrad General
Manager, said: “It’s a real honour to
be named Manufacturer of the Year and to have Motorcycle
News’ panel of judges recognise the pioneering
work of BMW Motorrad. With motorcycles like the K
1600 GT and S 1000 RR we are pushing the boundaries
of safety, innovation and performance for riders while
projects like the Concept e electric scooter and Advanced
Safety Concept represent the future for BMW Motorrad.
“And MCN’s Awards are a
very welcome confirmation that BMW Motorrad is moving
in the right direction. To take a third award for
our essentially unchanged S 1000 RR supersports bike
reinforces the fact that it’s the best in its
class, while having our new K 1600 GT recognised as
Tourer of the Year reaffirms BMW’s traditional
place at the head of the touring category.”
For more information on BMW Motorrad
products and services visit www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk
or call 0800 777 155.